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#267 of 432 94 Escort LX Wagon - electrical problem
Apr 29, 2002 (10:45 pm)
My girlfriend bought a used 94 Escort Wagon in October 2001. She has been experiencing a weird problem where she turns off the headlights, and removes the key, then when she closes the tailgate the parking lights come back on. Occasionally they come on immediately after closing the hatch, sometimes they won't but when she checks the car later they are on. It is impossible to turn the lights off by the switch, you must open/close the hatch a few times to get them to turn off.
We took the car to the local dealer, couldn't find anything. He said that Ford Rangers had a similar problem and that changing the headlight assembly did the trick (but is a costly part). Any ideas???
#268 of 432 wonderful machine
May 03, 2002 (6:44 am)
2 years ago I bought a '95 5 speed Escort wagon from a local dealer here in mid Wisconsin. It had 107K miles on it and I paid $3400. It now has 152K on it , has not even hiccupped in the past 2 years. I love it. The same dealership has a '99 Escort wagon for $3900 and if I had money to throw I'd buy it just to have for a second car when my '95 decides to tank. A truly reliable car.
May 03, 2002 (6:53 am)
Shazammer here. On a recent trip to COlorado I also averaged between 36-38 miles per gallon. Let those SUV owners cry at the pump.
#270 of 432 Check Engine Light
Jun 07, 2002 (11:52 am)
I have a 1995 Escort Wagon - 4spd auto.. I am having a similar problem as message #262. The check engine light will go on and off sporadically. Does anyone have any ideas of what could be causing the problem?
#271 of 432 Hi francodm-
Jun 08, 2002 (4:42 pm)
Here's a direct link to Edmunds' Maintenance Guide where you can look up any TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) and/or recalls for your 95 Escort.
For more expedient feedback, you may also want to copy/paste your question on our Maintenance & Repair board. Good luck and please keep us posted on your situation.
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
Jun 10, 2002 (5:15 am)
I have a '95 escort wagon with auto transmission. It hash 141,000 miles on it and am deciding whether to enter the auto market again or try to get another year or two out of my escort. I have previously replaced its radiator, timing belt, thermostat, rear springs, and rear struts. I should replace the rear break pads in the near future. It is a little dinged up but has no rust. I have used only mobile 1 in it since its break in and have changed oil/filter every 5000 miles. The car owes me nothing. Any advice from long time escort owners will be appreciated.
#273 of 432 check Engine light revisited
Jun 13, 2002 (1:20 pm)
Do you have any oil in the air cleaner box? If oil gets in there, it can be sucked into the intake passage and coat the wires of the mass airflow sensor.
#275 of 432 Check Engine Light
Jun 18, 2002 (7:15 am)
A quick update for all those following the Check Engine Light saga. Thanks to "crkeehn" and "revka" for their suggestions but so far - no luck. The mass airflow sensor was checked and cleaned. The problem persists. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Jun 18, 2002 (8:31 pm)
I have a mercury tracer(same car as escort) and my mom had a escort wagon a while back and when the engine light came on both cars I just changed the fuel filter my self and it took care of the engine light. Both cars ran alot better after this was done.